It is now Q3 and over the weekend, Dell has quietly pushed the new UltraSharp U2412M 24-inch LCD monitor out of its factory doors. Full specifications after the break.
Back in May, we spoke of Dell releasing a couple of displays starting from Q3 this year. Generally, Dell leaves it till late in the expected quarter before their products are ready, but over this weekend, Dell has quietly pushed the new UltraSharp U2412M out of its factory doors, and is now up for grabs on their online stores.
The bezel has been slightly re-designed, with the UltraSharp U2412M now sporting cheaper (maybe?) physical buttons as opposed to capacitive touch ones on the U2410.
Specifications wise, the UltraSharp U2412M is equipped with an LED-backlit e-IPS display panel capable of 1920 x 1200 resolution and 16.7 million colors. The new monitor retains a 16:10 aspect ratio, color gamut has reverted to a standard 82% and horizontal and vertical viewing angles are both rated at 178°. Anti-glare and 3H hard coating are applied on the display's surface, meaning non-glossy screen in other words (I can hear many heaving a big sigh of relief).
Dell's PowerNap software power management allows the user to enable dimming of the panel when the computer enters screen saver mode, or to put the monitor to sleep altogether. The U2412M's energy consumption figures are also readily available via the on-screen display (OSD) menu.
Connectivity options include DVI-D with HDCP, DisplayPort, VGA, 4-port USB 2.0 hub and DC power output for the Dell Soundbar.
And finally, the price? Just US$399, or an even more mouth-watering introductory S$439 here in Singapore. The monitor is backed with a standard 3-year warranty.